Anti Slip for Tiles

Prevention of Slips and Trips on Wet Tiled Floors

Slips and trips resulting in falls are the most common cause of major injuries in all workplaces in Great Britain and the second biggest cause of over-3-day injuries. Slips and trips can occasionally lead directly to fatal accidents.
Although previous health and safety legislation had always required action against slips and trips risks, recent regulations have re-emphasised the importance of these measures and shown how to take them. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations 1992 require the floor surface to be suitable by not being ‘slippery so as to expose any person to a risk to their safety’ and for the floor to have ‘effective drainage’. Preventing contamination rather than increasing the slip resistance to counteract it is clearly preferable. However, very small levels of contamination (a single drop in many circumstances) can lead to drastic increases in slipperiness. Prevention of contamination must therefore be very thorough.
Options are available to increase the slip resistance of a Tile floor including the replacement of shiny tiles with rough or riven type and the etching of the floor with an acid product to increase its slip resistance. Floor replacement is naturally an expensive option and the Acid Etching can ruin the appearance of an expensive material or highly polished surface such as Granite also the rough surface left behind can trap dirt so what’s the answer?
Tile Doctor have joined forces with Surefoot who are a leading supplier of Anti Slip treatments that increases the surface friction of the floor when wet; it does this with the application of a solution which impregnates the natural pores in the tiles but only becomes activated when wet; advantages include.
  • Anti Slip is a unique virtually invisible liquid applied safety surfacing treatment for: Ceramic Tiles Quarry Tiles, Granite, Porcelain, Terrazzo and Concrete.
  • Anti Slip can be applied with Minimal disruption and downtime and can be walked on immediately following application.
  • Anti Slip is effective with a wide variety of footwear and provides outstanding anti-slip properties even where bare feet are concerned.
  • Anti Slip increases the coefficient of friction or slip resistance by moisture reaction not by an acid etching process.
  • Anti Slip has proven in practical site conditions to reduce the growth of bacteria.
  • Anti Slip unlike traditional safety surfacing treatments does not alter the aesthetic appearance or integrity of the substrate therefore decorative tiled or natural stone surfaces such as granite appear virtually unchanged.
How Anti Slip Works
Anti Slip bonds tenaciously into the pores of natural stone tiled and glazed floors below the surface without effecting the aesthetic appearance or surface integrity of the flooring material. (Diag 2)
Anti Slip expands above the surface on contact with moisture to dramatically increases the coefficient of friction or slip resistance(SRV). Even the moisture from a wet shoe or bare foot is enough to activate an instant reaction.(Diag 3)
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Stone/tiled flooring is naturally porous. Water collects, creating a hazardous slippery surface. Anti Slip lies below the surface when dry so it is not walked on. Anti Slip reacts instantly with moisture creating an outstanding anti slip condition.
Typical Anti Slip installations include:
• Swimming Pools • Kitchens • Entrance Ways • Leisure Centres
• Production areas • Shopping Malls • Showers • Changing Rooms
Tile Doctor is part of a national network of fully trained and authorised independent applicators of the Anti Slip solution providing a professional local service including:

  • Site survey and assessment
  • Antislip demonstration
  • Specification and quotation
  • Method statement
  • Risk assessment
  • Cleaning and maintenance advice
  • Warranty
Contact us at info@TileDoctor.co.uk to discuss your requirements or call us on 0845 652 4652.